Prime Minister signals major reshuffle of GINA

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By Jomo Paul

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has signalled that the Government Information Agency (GINA) will soon be subjected to major organisational changes as it relates to its structure and amount of persons employed.

In recent weeks, Neaz Subhan resigned as head of the Agency and was replaced by Beverly Alert – an Alliance for Change (AFC) member and a candidate on the APNU+AFC List of Candidates for the May 11, 2015 polls.

Since Alert’s appointment, the government has received major flak since she is being seen as a political appointee being used to replace another political appointee.

But Nagamootoo during his appearance 90.1’s Hard Talk programme on Sunday, June 21 made it clear that Alert has the professionalism needed to get the job done.

“You would expect that someone who is associated with the government, someone who the government trusts to be appointed to that Head. Beverly worked with me, I know Beverly’s talent,” the Prime Minister stated.

In relation to the organization of itself, Nagamootoo pointed out that there are numerous persons on the payroll of GINA that do nothing, hence there is need for a general reform.

“I don’t know how many people are there on that payroll and doing nothing…I am going to put someone there to reorganize…I want it to be small and professional,” the Prime Minister said.

He pointed out that already a review of GINA accounts is underway, with some very startling results. “I put an audit to look into the books, the books are not looking very nice.”

4 COMMENTS

  1. Rishee, he can hire whom ever he likes as long as they are qualified to do the job – didn’t hear anyone questioning all those other unqualified and uneducated persons placed in top jobs who were well out of their depth. Many being trained by all those who were better qualified to do the work, but overlooked as they were not party supporters and belonged to marginalised sections of society…

  2. Jomo,

    I am disappointed that you did not do the “right thing” and asked for Ms Alert’s qualifications and work experience(s). How do they stack-up against those of the person who left?

    Sorry Veronika, but not so quickly. We need to know that the PM is not just hiring his political colleagues.

    Rishee Thakur

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